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An acquaintance has one. He has used it daily for about a year and it’s still as sharp as day one. It’s his favorite knife of all time.

Like everything, it’s gone up in price as the best I can find is $235.

Do any of you have one and what are your thoughts/opinions?

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Not the Para 2, but I have a Manix 2 in Maxamet & like the steel. It holds an edge very well, but is a bit harder to sharpen. Not a big deal though. Some say Maxamet is prone to chipping, but I haven't had a problem with mine so far.


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I have the Native LW with Maxamet. As Ironbutt said, if you need to sharpen, it can be a pain in the butt as it will have carbon tearout.

It holds an edge incredibly long though. I had my particular blade hardness tested and it was 70.9HRC. Eek
 
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I've ordered the Para 3 with a maxamet blade.

I hope I like it!
 
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Can’t speak to Maxamet but the Para 3 is an AWESOME knife in general terms.


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Spyderco Para 3 with Maxamet Blade


It should be great, I have a Para and a Para2 - love them. Cool
 
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Thanks all.

It just arrived via USPS and I am impressed.

Wow is it sharp, ok Grumpy maybe not as sharp as your knives, but it will actually cut the hair on my arm.

Fun pics follow:







 
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LoL, funny thing…… I have a PM2 in Maxamet that I acid washed & added engraved titanium scales to.
It didn’t really need a mirrored edge but like others experience, it’s held that edge for a year.











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^^^Gorgeous on both counts! The mirror image is killer. So my guess is producing an edge like that would make it even sharper than stock?
 
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^^^Gorgeous on both counts! The mirror image is killer. So my guess is producing an edge like that would make it even sharper than stock?



Quite a bit. But it’s not the type of edge if you’re cutting rope , not toothy enough but for the type of use my knives get it’s my preferred type. 20dps is my go to angle for edc.




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Titanium scales arrived.
Smokey Mountain Knife Works ($60) or $140 for RGT.
When the new wears off or you want the Paras to feel super solid, these are a great addition.





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They look great!

Just curious if the smooth finish would make the knife slip in your hand?

BTW, this is becoming my overall favorite knife. I don't have a collection like you, but, do own some Ken Onion Kershaws (Leek & Chive), a 2nd version of the Gibbs tiger stripe knife, and a mini-Emerson.

I also inherited a few from my father that are nice but not "modern".
 
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They look great!

Just curious if the smooth finish would make the knife slip in your hand?

BTW, this is becoming my overall favorite knife. I don't have a collection like you, but, do own some Ken Onion Kershaws (Leek & Chive), a 2nd version of the Gibbs tiger stripe knife, and a mini-Emerson.

I also inherited a few from my father that are nice but not "modern".




I wouldn’t choose these scales if you were going to dress a deer or clean fish with your Paramilitarys but for casual carry I absolutely like the upgrade in the solid feel & perceived quality the added weight gives this lightweight folder.
But adding $115-$195 in scales & clip to a $170 knife might not be the most fiscally prudent course of action! LoL








But it’s a hobby so I kind of toss fiscal responsibility out the window! Big Grin






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^^^Just gorgeous.

Unfortunately I can’t scratch that itch…yet.
 
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Maxamet is a great steel. I’m quite fond of it.


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